Keith Chan Fai-young

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Keith Chan Fai-young
Chinese name 陳輝陽 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈辉阳 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Huī Yáng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Fai1 Joeng4 (Cantonese)
Born 1970
Macau
Occupation Composer
Years active 1995-Present

Keith Chan Fai-young[1] (Chinese: 陳輝陽; born 1970) is a Hong Kong Cantopop composer. Chan was born in Macau in 1970.[2] He attended Berklee College of Music,[2] an American college in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chan composed his first work in 1994, "Romantic White Paper" (愛情白皮書), sung by Eric Suen Yiu-wai (孫耀威).[2] He composed other songs, including ones alongside lyricist Lin Xi, sung by many singers. He and Lin Xi wrote "Ngaam Yung" (暗湧) for Faye Wong,[2][3] released in 1997 as part of Wong's EP, Toy. Chan composed "Garbage" (垃圾) for Candy Lo,[2] released in 1997 as part of Lo's debut EP, No Need... Perfection Is Awful (不需要...完美得可怕).

Chan and Lin Xi wrote "K goh chi wong" (K歌之王) for Eason Chan, released in September 2000,[4][5] and "Prayer of a Young Woman" (少女的祈禱) for Miriam Yeung,[2] for which both won as two of top ten Chinese gold songs (十大中文金曲) at the 2000 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards.[6] Keith Chan Fai-young composed other songs for Eason Chan, such as "Night Does Not Return" (黑夜不再來) and "Coming and Going" (人來人往), and for Miriam Yeung, such as "Lifting Up My Head" (抬起我的頭來), "Knowledge of Wine Drinking" (飲酒思源), and "Firebird" (火鳥).[2]

Chan and Lin Xi also wrote "Beauty for Life" (終身美麗)—written for the 2001 film, Love on a Diet[7]—and "Shall We Talk" in 2001 for, respectively, Sammi Cheng and Eason Chan. Chan and lyricist Wyman Wong wrote "Painful Love" (痛愛) for Joey Yung. These songs became three of the top ten Chinese gold songs at the 2001 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards.[8] In 2002, "Beauty for Life" won the "Best Original Film Song"[7] and earned Keith Chan the "Best Melody Award" at the CASH Golden Sail Music Awards.[1][9] Chan composed other songs for Sammi Cheng, such as "Exchanging Tenderness" (交換溫柔), "Come Back to Me" (回來我身邊), "The Last Cry" (上一次流淚), and "How to Shed Tears" (如何掉眼淚).[2] Chan composed other songs for Joey Yung, such as "Fear" (), "Tsaang Hei" (爭氣), and "Disfigured" (破相).[2]

Chan composed "Vortex" (漩渦) for Cass Phang and Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, "Love Someone" (愛一個人) for Hacken Lee and Kelly Chen, "Day and Night" 日與夜 for Jacky Cheung and Sandy Lam, and "Loving Each Other Is Hard" (相愛很難) for Jacky Cheung and Anita Mui.[2] He and Lin Xi wrote "Single Man" (怨男) for Leslie Cheung.[10]

Chan and Lin Xi composed twelve songs for the 2007 album, 12 Faces of Women (12金釵眾生花), sung by various singers, including Sammi Cheng.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tsui, Clarence (26 October 2002). "Chou Wins Three CASH Awards". Billboard. p. 41. Retrieved 11 December 2014 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lau 2010s, pp. 146+
  3. ^ 盛世邊緣: 香港電影的性別、特技與九七政治. via Google Books
  4. ^ 歲月如歌--詞話香港粵語流行曲. p. 150. Retrieved 11 December 2014 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ 普普香港:閱讀香港普及文化2000–2010. p. 244. Retrieved 11 December 2014 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "第二十三屆 (2000) [23rd Annual RTHK Top Ten Gold Songs Awards]". RTHK. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  7. ^ a b "List of Award Winner of The 21st Hong Kong Film Awards". Hong Kong Film Awards. 2002. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "第二十四屆 (2001) [24th Annual RTHK Top Ten Gold Songs Awards]". RTHK. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  9. ^ "CASH Golden Sail Music Awards: 10th Anniversary Special Edition". 2010. Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (in PDF). Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  10. ^ Tseung Lam 蔣林 (c. 2011). 不一樣的煙火:張國榮音樂傳奇 [I Am What I Am: Leslie Cheung as a Music Legend]. pp. 192–193. Retrieved 12 December 2014 – via Google Books. 
  11. ^ Tsui, Clarence (6 March 2007). 陳輝陽 自己是自己最大的樂評人 [Chan Fai-young himself is his own biggest critic]. South China Morning Post. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chan Fai Young - 12 Faces Of Women (CD+DVD)". YesAsia. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
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